LADYSWISH's SparkPeople Blog LADYSWISH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Video Watched: Inspiring Heather Dorniden Takes a Fall <img src="">When Heather Dorniden fell during a race, she could have accepted that her odds of winning were slim to none. But she didn't give up--and shocked everyone! Living proof that you should never give up on your goals, no matter how big they are. <BR> <BR><BR>yspark-videos-detail.asp?video=86 Thu, 4 Sep 2014 23:03:36 EST Video Watched: Body and Spirit <img src=""> <BR> This video was about simple workouts when you are was alright, but I was doing other things while it played. Probably would have been better if I was working out. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:12:59 EST Video Watched: Kingly Breakfast <img src=""> <BR> This was a vegan cooking show emphasizing the importance of a large healthy breakfast and the dangers of late night eating. They showed how to make scrambled tofu and waffles with blueberry topping. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:02:44 EST Video Watched: Children and Teen Issues, Pt. 2 This was an interesting video about the effects of fats and bad health habits on children and even the dangers of exposure to certain chemicals. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:33:25 EST Gas Savers <img src=""> <BR> So... <BR> My husband doesn't like the idea of me walking to work by myself, but doesn't like the time involved with walking to work so he had another idea... <BR> ...BIKES. <BR> The only problem is, we don't have any. I really want to shed some weight. <BR> <BR> Do you have any suggestions on how we may be able to get some free bicycles soon. <BR> <img src=""> ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 23:01:52 EST I L&#9829;VE MY SISTER, but first I must vent!!! I L&#9829;VE MY SISTER...but first, I must vent... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Picture of my sister and me many years ago <BR> <BR> So I just finished day 6 of Jillian Michael's... <BR> <BR> Now I don't want to discourage anyone, but each day is NOT getting easier for me. <BR> <img src=" Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:34:40 EST Fighting Myself...Help, me Lord It's that time again*... <BR> Lord, help me to Just Press Play <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> See you in 30 minutes...cause, I'm going to do it! <BR> <BR> <BR> *For those who don't's time for we to do my workout with Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:29:21 EST AIN'T NO STOPPING ME NOW! I'm writing right now just so I can convince myself to actually do my 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michael's. It's so tough after being at work all day...but guess what? I'm going to do it anyway... <BR> <BR> SEE YOU IN 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> (sometimes you just gotta claim it or the devil will try to stop you...) <img src="http://photos- <BR> <BR>"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:19:51 EST Three Words Everyone Longs to Say... There are three words that everyone on Sparkpeople wants to be able to say, but before I share with you the three words let me tell you about an experience I had today... <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I started the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Workout... It was tough, but I loved the feeling of accomplishment I received afterwards... <BR> <BR> Well this morning I awoke with my body aching all over. Thanks Jillian. I had planned to do the workout before I went to bed...but the clock kept ticking... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:13:06 EST Goodbye Bad Habits...Hello Change!!! <img src=""> <BR> Goodbye Bad Habits. Hello Change… <BR> <BR> It’s been almost three weeks since I set my mind to change my life. They have not been the easiest three weeks of my life, but during these three weeks I have learned some important lessons on what I must do when trying to rid myself of bad habits. <BR> <BR> Here are the steps to saying Goodbye to Bad Habits and Hello to Change. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:11:06 EST Today's Prayer: Self-Control Dear God, <BR> Your Word teaches that when we truly experience Your saving grace we find the power to say no to wasteful passions and to live self-controlled and productive lives. Lord, I need your help to overcome my laziness and self-deception. Teach me and change me, Lord. I want to become self-controlled. Today it seems that self-indulgence is the drug of choice on every corner, but I don't want my appetites to dominate my life! You promise to live powerfully through me so that I mig... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 07:31:53 EST Today's Prayer: Show Me the Path Dear God, <BR> I admit that I have come to both love and hate the word "diet." On the one hand, it represents hope for change. On the other, it's like a sign flashing "Failure ahead!" I don't want to embark on another faulty plan, Lord. I want to embark on a journey with You...that is led by You and depends on Your power. I can do NOTHING on my own! Show me the path that will enable to me to change. Show me, as only You can, what works for me, what is healthy for me. I want to think o... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 08:16:33 EST Watch where you more Walmart for my food shopping So I spent the entire drive to and from my destination planning my meal plan and putting together my shopping lists only to be sadly disappointed... First of all I didn't make it back in town until later than I was expected and by the time I made it out to go shopping the "specialty" stores were all closed thus making it where I couldn't find some of my main ingredients. I couldn't find my fresh herbs and I couldn't find Tahini. After a while I just started to give up, but I hope that I wi... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 00:07:30 EST Travelling Healthy Today I leave town for the weekend. This is normally where I end up failing on my goals...but this time, I am really going to try...I'll let you know how it goes. <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 08:39:02 EST Missed Goals Today, I feel like I just am not making my goals. It all started last night when I felt hungry and ate a Taco Salad at Taco Bell thus going over on my daily goal for Calories. That has really gotten me down. Already today, it doesn't look like I'm headed in the right direction. Hopefully I can do something about this before tonight... <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:40:12 EST Let the workouts begin! Last week, I mentioned the idea of trying to find a safe route to walk to work alone, and my husband responded, "Why don't I just walk with you." I love my husband. So this morning we left about an hour early to walk to work. It's funny, cause we were almost to work when a kind lady offered us a ride. I immediately turned down the ride, but my husband quickly said yes. LOL! Well at least I got in a 42 minute walk. <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:34:34 EST My First Healthy Meal So today I attempted my first "healthy" meal. I made lentils (I don't think I have ever made these beans), green beans with potatoes (or maybe I should say potatoes with green beans since I didn't have too many green beans), and brown rice. When it comes to food, my husband enjoys good cooking and eats just about anything...except healthy. I pray that I can make things taste good and stick with my plan. <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 20:17:25 EST